Somali-English/English-Somali Dictionary & Phrasebook

Somali-English/English-Somali Dictionary & Phrasebook

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ISBN10: 0781806216 ISBN13: 9780781806213 Contributors: Awde, Nicholas (Editor); Orwin, M.; Ande, Nicholas Publisher: Hippocrene Books Published: Jun 1 1999 Pages: 175 Weight: 0.30lbs. Height: 7.25" Width: 4.00" Depth: 0.50" Language: English

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The essential Somali language resource

Somali is an Afroasiatic language with approximately 15 million speakers worldwide. It is spoken primarily in Somalia, but also in Somaliland, Ethiopia, Djibouti, and Kenya and by a significant Somali-speaking diaspora. Somali is written with the Latin alphabet.

This unique, two-part resource provides travelers to Somalia and neighboring regions with the tools they need for daily interaction. The bilingual dictionary has a concise vocabulary for everyday use, and the phrasebook allows instant communication on a variety of topics. Ideal for businesspeople, travelers, students, and aid workers, this guide includes:

  • 3,500 dictionary entries
  • Essential phrases on subjects such as healthcare, time, dates, transportation, money, communication services and much more
  • Concise grammar and pronunciation sections
  • A guide to the Somali alphabet
  • Maps

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